Driving traffic to your blog is one of the best ways to get visitors to your blog, but how do you convert those visitors to loyal readers, who are so interested in your blog that they choose to subscribe to it?

Every blogger wants to see the number of subscribers to his or her blog grow. But you have to do somethings in order for your subscribers number grow.

Ask yourself these two questions: So what do I have to do in order to gain more on my rss feed? What is the most effective way to increase my rss subscribers?

Follow these six simple tips to increase the number of RSS subscribers to your blog’s feed.

Tips To Increase Blog Subscribers

  • Write Great Content

No one will want to return to your blog if your content is updated sporadically or has nothing original to say. Keep your blog’s content fresh and establish a tone for your blog, then stick to it. Readers want to feel connected to you. Blogging is a two-way conversation, so inject some personality into your content, provide valuable and meaningful content to your readers and develop a conversation with your readers. Blog’s that can achieve those goals are ones that will find loyal readers who are likely to subscribe to that blog’s feed.

  • Make It Easy to Subscribe

Once you have great content you don’t need to hide your subscribe here button or subscribe here box. You need to make this visible so that your readers can easily subscribe to your contents for regular updates. The top of the page is a great place for your subscription icon. You may also want to put a subscription link between your blog posts, you are sure to get many readers this way after they have finished reading an article.

  • Use Eye Catching RSS Icons

As they say, a picture tells a thousand words, so why not use a great RSS icon to catch your readers eyes so they can sign up.

  • Offer a Freebie to Subscribers

A great way to increase the number of subscribers to your blog is to offer subscribers something extra such as a free gift or additional information that could be helpful to them.

For example, you may want to send subscribers a free e-book that provides additional information about your blog’s topic or a free newsletter.

Blog readers loves freebies and the more you can give to them, the more they will subscribe.

  • Showing the Number of Subscribers

Once you have generated lots of traffic and subscribers to your blog, no doubt you would like to show off the number of readers that has subscribed to your blog.

For example, if your blog has over 100 subscribers and the number keeps rising, you can show that figure on your blog (Feedburner provides code to do this automatically). Once you reach that number of subscribers that you are satisfied with, start to advertise your popularity by displaying it on your blog.

Regular visitors are likely to see that number and say, “If 500 other people think this blog is good enough to subscribe to, then it must be good. I better subscribe, too.”

  • Asking Your Readers To Subscribe

It’s not illegal to ask readers to subscribe. Sometimes a gentle reminder is all it takes to encourage someone to subscribe to your blog. Consider including a request at the end of your best blog posts saying, “If you enjoyed this post, why not subscribe to my feed?” Of course, include a link to your feed subscription page to make it as easy as possible for your readers to act on your reminder.

Group Discussion

  • What ways do you use to get your readers to sign up to your rss feed?


  1. Reply

    So many bloggers hesitate to ask for subscribers, likes, email addresses, etc – it’s definitely something you have to work around to be successful.

  2. Petre


    Great tips! I will also have to add, don’t show your subscribers number if they are less than 100 because that will discourage your potential subscribers to subscribe.
    Keep up the good work!

  3. Linda


    Interesting tips and ideas Kharim. Offering freebies is in my opinion the best way to increase your subscribers’ count.

  4. fazal mayar


    good post kharim, increasing our blog subscribers is our ultimate goal after all

  5. Bit Doze


    Some grate advices, for sure writing grate content and making easy to subscribe it will do the trick and help you get more subscribers, but also myself I like using some plugins that can help me.

  6. Kai


    Providing great value can only help bloggers to increase subscribers.
    If you can’t provide great value catchy RSS, Freebie etc won’t make a ball rolling…

  7. Suresh Khanal


    Great tips Kharim! It is very important to place the subscription icons on most visible areas that catches the eyes. I noticed considerable increase in subscription after I placed the icons at the top of my right sidebar. You have really nice and shouting icons, by the way!

  8. Luqman


    Nice tip on how to increase blog subscribe, lots of us we learn from this tips. I think write great content is one of the best way to get good subscribe for blog. It is generally believe that Content is KING.

  9. Patricia


    I came over to visit your blog after seeing you comment on Andrew Rondeau’s blog. You make some salient points here Kharim.
    I love meeting fellow bloggers from all over the world. I am relatively new to blogging so visit as many sites as I can to keep learning. All the best in your blogging venture.
    Patricia Perth Australia

  10. Reply

    Hi Kharim! Great tips! Another tip to get more subscribers is don’t show the number of subscribers when it is still little. Otherwise, people might get discouraged and not subscribe πŸ™‚ .

    • Reply

      Thanks for the comment Gloson. That’s true. If you want to increase you subscribers don’t show it off until you have a good amount. What some people do is put fake rss counters πŸ˜€

      I don’t display my rss counter, as yet

  11. Reply

    Interesting tips and ideas Kharim. Offering freebies is in my opinion the best way to increase your subscribers’ count. In a world where pretty much everything is paid, people hardly resist getting something for free.

  12. Reply

    When you give freebies away, do you ever give away any material items (like an iPod, or some other tangible gift)? If so, do you look for sponsors or finance it yourself?

    It seems to me like providing an e-book or a newsletter is something that is freely available and wouldn’t be much of a giveaway?

  13. Paul


    You have provided some great tips. I sort of plateau once in a while with RSS subscribers, which is probably due to my broad nich of technology. I know one of the tips I don’t follow would be to ask my visitors to subscribe at the end of a post instead of at the top.

  14. bbrian017


    From what I’ve seen great content and some free works the best. If you offer your readers something in return from signing up mixed with great content you have it made.

    I like your catchy image suggestion I should try that. Right now I have a plain old simply box that says add your e-mail here lol.

    Thanks for the suggestions I can really use them. I only have about 145 readers subscribers right now it’s actually pretty sad lol.

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